Hi, I'm Elise, the owner of Sole Impact Studios and co-owner of The Big Blue Center for Expressive Arts. After living in Boone for 30 years, I am proud to consider myself a local.

Kyle (my husband) and I dreamed of creating a community center where local artists and performers could join together to share space, ideas and a passion for the arts. In the summer of 2018 this became a reality with the opening of The Big Blue! When you stop by to see us, you'll know how the building got its name! 

Sole Impact is just one part of The Big Blue and a dance studio where everyone is welcome. We offer many art forms here and know you will find something you love. 

Also here at The Big Blue is Common Ground Martial Arts Academy and the Boone Bouncers. We also have two music studios as well so musicians can share their instrumental and vocal passions with inspiring students in the High Country. If you're a fellow artist looking to rent space, let us know!

The Big Blue is a place where everyone is welcome, because we are all artists. So please stop by the center to say hi, reach out to us on social media, or feel free to shoot us an email!